It’s true what they say — if your brows are on point, the rest of your face will be too.
Having a properly shaped and defined brow will highlight your facial features and dramatically change your visage.
To get your brows groomed to perfection, visit the best brow bar in Calgary.
In the meantime, here are our top 7 tips on how to perfect your brows.
1: DECIDE ON YOUR SHAPE FIRST
Before plucking away, make sure you have a plan.
You don’t want to end up with an accidental bald patch, or brows that look completely different from one another.
A helpful trick is to use white eyeliner and map out where to tweeze and where not to tweeze.
Although eyebrow stencils may seem efficient, they usually aren’t as effective as they claim to be — just take your time when choosing where your eyebrows should start and end.
2: KNOW WHERE YOUR BROWS START, ARCH, AND END
A crucial step in the planning process is knowing where your eyebrows should start, end, and where to carve out their natural arch.
To determine where to start, hold your brow pencil or makeup brush along the bridge of your nose.
Then, pivot the pencil so it points from your nostril to the outside of your iris — that’s where you should carve out the arch.
Voila! Now you know the perfect shape for your brows.
3: LET THEM GROW
It may seem time-consuming, but it’s important for you to have as much brow to work with as possible.
Growing out your eyebrows will take around 6-8 weeks.
If you get the urge to tweeze, hold off — you’ll thank yourself later.
Having your full natural brows as a starting point is the best way for you to determine their natural shape.
4: KNOW HOW TO PLUCK
If you’re unsure of where to start when it comes to tweezers, you’re not alone.
With these tips, you can be confident in your plucking skills.
First, start with a good mirror and natural lighting.
Keep some distance between you and your reflection to help your eyebrows stay balanced and even — and stay away from the magnifying mirror.
Next, you’ll want to ensure you have the proper tools.
Although a nice pair of tweezers may cost you a little more, they’re just more effective.
Cheap tweezers can lead to frustrating pitfalls, like not being able to hold onto baby hairs.
Once you’re ready to pluck, make sure you hold your skin taut and tweeze in the same direction of your hair growth.
Take it slow — after a few tweezes, take a step back and assess.
It’s important not to over-pluck, to focus on your natural shape, and to take your time.
Aftercare can also be a great addition to your brow shaping routine.
To prevent redness and soothe the skin post-pluck, you can apply a cooling gel or moisturizer.
5: USE A SHAPE FLATTERING TO YOUR FACE
The goal of grooming your brows is to find the perfect shape that suits you.
Although you may admire someone else’s eyebrows, chances are their shape is not the best fit for your face.
The key is to embrace your natural brow line.
If you’re having trouble figuring out the best eyebrow shape for you, check out this article for our top tips.
6: KEEP THEM TRIMMED
Trimming unruly brow hairs is a necessary and easy part of the eyebrow shaping process.
All you need to do is brush the hairs upward using a spoolie and trim along the shape of your brow.
Brow scissors are inexpensive and a great addition to your self-care kit, if you don’t already have a pair.
This one step will step up your brow game and give you that immaculately defined look.
7: GET A EYEBROW SHAPING APPOINTMENT AT LAVOOM SALON BROW BAR